Jay Wamsted, Ph.D.
Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Cobb County Schools
Jay Wamsted is from Atlanta and has spent the past 17 years teaching math at both the middle and high school level. He is a graduate of the Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program at Georgia State and received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the university. Jay writes about race and racism, specifically focusing on white teachers. His writing can be found at Harvard Educational Review, The Bitter Southerner, Education Post, Edutopia, The Mathematics Teacher, and Qualitative Inquiry, among others. He speaks frequently on podcasts and other mediums, and is most proud of his 2017 TEDx Talk, “Eating the Elephant: Ending Racism & the Magic of Trust”. He and his wife live with four children and one beagle; he’s is fortunate enough to be able to walk to school when it isn’t raining.
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